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PROKOFIEV, SAINT-SAËNS,
AND TCHAIKOVSKY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 . 8:00 pm

Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1 “Classical”

Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Concerto No. 2

Piotr Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

Channing Yu, conductor
Victor Xie, piano

Prokofiev’s evanescent neoclassical turns, Saint-Saëns’ romantic era evocations of the baroque, and Tchaikovsky’s emotional, metaphysical exploration of the end of life are next stops on the nationally acclaimed Mercury Orchestra’s journey through musical time. This performance features 16-year-old pianist Victor Xie, winner of the 2014 Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Concerto Competition.

Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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NOTE: This performance has already taken place.

MAHLER

SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014 . 8:00 pm

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”

Channing Yu, conductor
Anne Harley, soprano
Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano

Mercury Orchestra
Mercury Orchestra Chorale

Gustav Mahler’s vision of the symphony entailed “creating a world with all the technical means available.” The Mercury Orchestra joins forces with the Mercury Orchestra Chorale and the internationally acclaimed voices of Anne Harley and Sarah Rose Taylor to present Mahler’s intensely lyrical and spiritual statement in a single performance.

Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

NOTE: This performance has already taken place.

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More about the Mercury Orchestra in:

Cambridge Day

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The Boston Globe and boston.com

Wicked Local Cambridge

boston.com